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					                    Test Two for 92K (Unit 5 ~ Unit 8)
Section A:
Directions: In this section, you will hear 8 short conversations and 2 long conversations.
At the end of each conversation, one or more questions will be asked about what was
said. Both the conversation and the questions will be spoken only once. After each
question there will be a pause. During the pause, you must read which is the best answer,
then mark the four choices marked A, B, C, D, and decide which is the best answer, then
mark the corresponding letter with a single line through the center.

1. A. Two years ago.        B. Last year.     C. This year.  D. In December.
2.A. They are twins                  B. They are classmates.
   C. They are friends.              D. They are colleagues.
3. A. He goes to college              B He works for his father
   C. He makes some other choice D. He has to pass another test
4. A. Meet the students at the Visitor’s Center
   B .Send the new students on a bus tour of the city
   C. Visit the new students to make them feel welcome
   D. Walk downtown with the new students
5. A. The woman expects the man to make an important decision
   B. The man’s father is a very successful banker
   C. They are both making a future plan
   D. The man is going to succeed to his father’s business
6. A. Because she won’t fulfill her promise.
   B. Because her mother would be very angry.
   C. Because she can’t finish the job ahead of schedule.
    D. Because she would be the last to finish the job.
7 .A. He’ll be speaking at the end of the meeting
   B. He was supposed to speak last night instead.
   C. He suddenly decided not to speak.
   D. He already spoke very briefly tonight.
8. A. To the movie.               B. To her sister’s home.
   C. To the station.             D. To the ticket office.

Now you’ll hear two Long conversations
Questions 9 to 12 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
9. A. Chasing.      B. Dreaming.        C. Healthy.      D. Falling


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10. A. Have a good sleep.                 B. Make people worried.
    C. Rest our minds.                    D. Face the reality.
11. A. One hour.                         B. One and a half hours.
    C. Half an hour.                     D. Two hours
12. A. They are in financial trouble.
    B. It is related to muscular tightening.
    C. They were unable to run away for one reason or another.
    D. They were worried.
Questions 13 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
13. A. Her father told her.               B. Her friend told her.
    C. She saw the ad on TV.              D. She saw the ad in newspaper.
14. A. She has to study.                  B. She has to work at Tom’s Restaurant.
    C. She wants to go out with friends.
    D. She has to work at Tom’s Restaurant.
15. A. Salary.                            B. Trans position
    C. working hours                      D. working experience.
Section B You’ll hear a passage.
16. A. Handwriting.                       B. Writing
    C. Studying handwriting                D. Telling one’s characters.
17. A. Because she could appear impartial in telling the truth
    B. Because she wanted him to feel free telling her the truth
    C. Because she didn’t like the boy at all
    D. Because she know the boy was careless and lazy.
18. A. It’s impossible to judge a person’s character by his handwriting
    B. It’s unfair to play a practical joke on a famous man
    C. No one will be perfect all the time
    D. Children and adults have different characters

Section C Compound Dictation
  The rapid increase in the number of __19__students in many colleges and universities
has made on-campus __20__increasingly crowded. As a result, off-campus _21__now
seem to be in great _22__, and real estate owners tend to purchase as man near-campus
___23__as they can in order to __24__them out to student. To find an apartment that’s
“__25__”for you , determine exactly how much you can __26___and how much travel
time you can___27__ . Each day .And consider whether you will have a __28__to share
the costs and whether you will be able to afford the apartment if your partner _29__out
as well as potential __30__of utilities.


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Part II Reading Comprehension
Directions: There are 4 passages in this part. Each passage is followed by some
questions or blanks. For each of them there are four choices marked A, B, C, and D or
some words. You should decide on the best choice or word and mark the corresponding
letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.

Passage 1
       American women experience a great variety of lifestyles. A “typical” American
women may be single. She also be divorced or married. She may be a homemaker, a
doctor, or a factory worker. It is very difficult to generalize about American women.
However, one thing that many American women have in common is their attitude about
themselves and their role in American life.
       Historically, American women have always been very independent. The first
colonists to come to New England were of ten young couples who had left behind their
extended family ( i. e. their parents, sisters, cousins, etc.). The women were alone in a
new, undeveloped country with their husbands. This had two important effects. First of
all, this as yet uncivilized environment demanded that every person share in developing
it and in survival. Women worked along side their husbands and children to establish
themselves in this new land. Second, because they were in a new land without the
established influence of older members of society, women felt free to step into
nontraditional roles.
       This role of women was reinforced in later years as Americans moved west, again
leaving family behind and encountering a hostile environment. Even later, in the East, as
new immigrants arrived, the women often found jobs more easily than men. Women
became the supporters of the family.
       Within the established lifestyle of industrialized twentieth century America, the
strong role of women was not as dramatic as in the early days of the country. Some
women were active outside the home; others were not. However, when American men
went to war in the 1940s, women stepped into the men’s jobs as factory and business
workers. After the war, some women stayed in these positions, and others left their jobs
with a new sense of their own capabilities.
31. A typical American woman is _____.
   A. single or married                   B. divorced
   C. sure about herself and her role     D. all of the above
32. Which of the following statements best describes the organization of the second
   paragraph?
  A. Two contrasting views of a problem are presented.


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 B. An evaluation is explained and then reasons are given.
 C. A problem is examined and possible answers are given.
 D. Historical view is explained in comparison with the present.
33. During the industrialized twentieth century, the role of women _____.
 A. was strengthened                     B. was as important as early
 C. was declined                         D. was more reinforced than early days
34. Women took part in men’s jobs during the time of ______.
 A. the Second World War                 B. the West Movement
 C. the early immigration                D. the industrialized twentieth century
35. What is the main idea of this passage?
 A. Different lifestyles led by the American women.
 B. American women were free to step into nontraditional roles.
 C. American women worked hard to establish their roles in American history.
 D. American women were independent because they did not have to follow the
    regulations at all.

  Passage 2
        It is December 31st in New York City. Hundreds of thousands of people are
gathered in Times Square. They stand close together, waiting in the _36__ darkness for
midnight. That is the time when the old year _37__ and the New Year is born.
        The people count the seconds until the New Year _38__. “Ten… nine… eight…”
A huge glass New Year’s Ball falls through the darkness. Someone says the ball looks
like thousands of _39__ stars. Someone else says it looks like a huge, bright piece of
snow. When the ball reaches the _40__, the New Year has begun. People shout “Happy
New Year!” They throw tiny pieces of colorful paper into the air. They dance. They sing
a _41__New Year song of friendship called “Auld Lang Syne”.
        Each year, people arrive in Times Square while it is still __42_. After dark, at
about six o’clock, the New Year’s Eve ball is raised to its highest position. By this time
thousands of people are gathered for the celebration _43__. They say “ooh” and “aah”
when the electric company turns on thousands of little _44_ in the ball. Then everyone
waits for the beautiful object to fall. Families and friends __45_ this event together.
People who have not met talk as if they had known each other all their lives. Many in
the crowd jump around to keep warm.
  A. burning B. involve        C. lights     D. ahead        E. passes
  F. traditional G. cold       H. rising     I. daylight     J. back
  K. dies        L. attend     M. hot        N. ground       O. arrives



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Passage 3
     My husband and I got married in 1981 and for the first ten years of our marriage I
was very happy to stay home and raise our three children. Then four years ago, our
youngest child went to school and I thought I might go back to work.
     My husband was very supportive and helped me to make my decision. He
emphasized all of the things I can do around the house, and said he thought I could be a
great success in business.
     After several weeks of looking for a job, I found my present job, which is working
for a small public relations firm. At first, my husband was very proud of me and would
tell his friends, “My clever little wife can run that company she’s working for.”
     But as his joking statement approached truth, my husband stopped talking to me
about my job. I have received several promotions and pay increases, and I’m now
making more money than he is. I can buy my own clothes and a new car. Because of our
joined incomes, my husband and I can do many things we had always dreamed of doing,
but we don’t do these things because he is very unhappy.
     We fight about little things and my husband is very critical of me in front of our
friends. For the first time in our marriage, I think it is possible that our marriage may
come to an end.
     I love my husband very much, and I don’t want him to feel inferior, but I also love
my job. I think I can be a good wife and a working woman, but I don’t know how. Who
can give me some advice? Will I have to choose one or the other or can I keep both my
husband and my new career?
46. When was the passage most probably written?
  A. In 1991.         B. Around 1996            C. In 1981      D. Four years ago
47. The husband was supportive, for he _______.
  A. praised her for all the housework she had done
  B. took over what she used to do at home
  C. encouraged her                   D. made the decision for her
48. Which of the following statements is true according to the passage?
  A. It only took several days for her to find the job she is now doing.
  B. For the first time since their marriage, the writer doesn’t think her husband is as kind
       as before.
  C. Her husband stopped talking to her about her job when her career was approaching
       success.
  D. Her husband has been proud of her for every success she has won on the job.
49. As she was making more money, _______.
  A. she did a lot of things she had dreamed of


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 B. she found a gap taking place between them
 C. she could buy many clothes and a new house
 D. she was very critical of her husband
50. The difficult position a working woman is in is a choice between _____.
 A. husband and friends                 B. career and pay
 C. children and work                   D. job and marriage

Passage 4
    Crime has its own cycles, a magazine reported some years ago. Police records that
were studied for five years from over 2,400 cities and towns show a surprising relation
between changes in the season and crime patterns.
    The pattern of crime has changed very little over a long period of years. Murder
reaches its high during July and August, as do other violent attacks. Murder, in addition,
is more than seasonal; it is a weekend crime. It is also a nighttime crime: 62 percent of
murders are committed between 6 p.m. and 6 a. m.
    Unlike the summer high in crimes of bodily harm, break and enter or “B and E” has
a different cycle. You are most likely to be robbed between 6 p.m. and 2 a. m. on a
Saturday night in December, January, or February. Which is the least criminal month of
all? May--- except for one strange statistic. More dog bites are reported in this month
than in any other month of the year.
    Apparently our intellectual (智力的) seasonal cycles are completely different from
our criminal patterns. Professor Huntington, of the Foundation for the Study of Cycles,
made a lot of studies to discover the seasons when people read serious books, attend
scientific meetings, make the highest scores on examinations, and suggest the most
changes to patents (专利). In all examples, he found a spring peak and an autumn peak
separated by a summer low. On the other hand, Professor Huntington’s studies showed
that June is the peak month for suicides(自杀) and for admitting patients to mental
hospitals. June is also a peak month for marriages!
    Possibly, high temperature and humidity(湿度) bring on our strange and surprising
summer actions, but police officers are not sure. “There is, of course, no proof of a
relation between humidity and murder,” they say. “Why murder’s high time should come
in the summer time we really don’t know.”
51. According to the passage, violent attacks most likely take place _____.
  A. on the weekend during the summer time
  B. from 6 a. m. to 6 p. m. on weekdays
  C. when it is very cold          D. during the daytime
52. It can be concluded from the passage that _______.


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 A. intellectual cycles are the same as crime cycles
 B. more people kill themselves in June
 C. students make the highest scores on examinations during the summer
 D. people read serious books in winter
53. Which of the following statements is not true?
 A. More dog bites are reported in May
 B. People are most likely to be robbed during summer seasons.
 C. Changes in the season are related to crime patterns.
 D. Break and enter crime usually take place on a Saturday night.
54. The main idea of the passage is that _____.
 A. the relation between humidity and murder has not been proved
 B. hot summers make people’s behavior strange
 C. the rate of crimes of bodily harm is highest in summer
 D. seasons do affect criminal and intellectual behavior
55. The best title for this passage is ______.
 A. The Crime of the Month                B. Summer Crimes
 C. A Season for Murder                   D. Different Crime Patterns

Part III. Vocabulary
Section A
Directions: There are 10 incomplete sentences in this part. For each sentence there are
four choices marked A, B, C, and D. Choose the ONE answer that best completes the
sentence. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line
through the center.
56. The old couple decided to ____ a boy and a girl though they had had three children
   of their won.
 A. adapt            B. bring            C. receive                 D. adopt
57. Because a degree from a good university is the means to get a better job, education is
   one of the most ______ areas in Japanese life.
 A. considerate      B. superficial      C. competitive             D. repetitive
58. A well-written article ____ good choice of words and clear organization among other
   things.
 A. calls on         B. calls for        C. calls up                D. calls off
59. In this experiment we tried using a kind of new material ____ plastics.
 A. in the place of B. in place of       C. in place                D. out of place
60. All the students have to ____ to the rules, and regulations of the school.
 A. confirm          B. confront         C. confine                 D. conform


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61. _____ what the fans had expected, the football team lost.
 A. Subject to        B. Contrary to       C. Familiar to          D. Similar to
62. Once out of the earth’s gravity, the astronaut is ____ by the problem of
  weightlessness.
 A. affected          B. effected          C. inclined             D. related
63. The schoolboys are more _____ not to make any mistakes in spelling than ever
  before.
 A. casual            B. conscious         C. cautious             D. careless
64. He _____ an important position in the Ministry of Education.
 A. engages           B. occupies          C. absorbs              D. employs
65. It does not alter the fact that he was the man _____ for the death of the little girl.
 A. accounting        B. guilty            C. responsible          D. obliged
Section B
Directions: Fill in the blanks with the correct prepositions or adverbs
66. Prior _____ her coming here, she was in Paris.
67. She left _____ great haste in order to catch the train.
68. We all seemed afraid to say what was in our minds _____ fear it might start
    trouble. .
69. He clothed himself _____ his best clothes.
70. Sam was sent to London _____ a special mission.
71. He tried to keep up calm appearance, but his trembling voice gave him _____.
72. As the patient was in critical condition, the ambulance sped _____ in a hurry.
73. The magazine comes ____ once a month.
74. Acting _____ you advice, I decided to read Gone with the Wind again before I start
  to write the paper.
75.Ten years of scientific research led ____ the development of this new effective drug..

Part IV Cloze
Directions: There are 20 blanks in the following passage. For each blank there are four
choices marked A, B, C, and D. You should choose the ONE that best fits into the
passage. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line
through the center.
    Many people wrongly believe that when people reach old age, their families place
them in nursing homes. They are left in the __76__ of strangers for the rest of their lives.
Their __77___ children visit them only occasionally, but more often, they do not have
any __78__ visitors. The truth is that this idea is an unfortunate myth--- an __79__ story.
In fact, family members provide over 80 percent of the care __80__ elderly people need.


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Samuel Prestoon, a sociologist, studied __81__ the American family is changing. He
reported that by the time the __82__ American couple reaches 40 years of age, they have
more parents than children. __83__, because people today live longer after an illness
than people did years __84__ , family members must provide long term care. More
psychologists have found that all caregivers __85__ a common characteristic: All
caregivers believe that they are the best __86__ for the job. In other words, they all felt
that they __87__ do the job better than anyone else. Social workers __88__ caregivers to
find out why they took __89__ the responsibility of caring for an elderly relative. Many
caregivers believed they had __90__ to help their relative. Some stated that helping
others __91__ them feel more useful. Others hoped that by helping __92__ now, they
would deserve care when they became old and _93_. Caring for the elderly and being
taken care of can be a __94_ satisfying experience for everyone who might be __95__.
76. A. hands         B. arms             C. bodies          D. homes
77. A. growing       B. grown            C. being grown     D. having grown
78. A. constant      B. lasting          C. regular         D. normal
78. A. imaginary B. imaginable           C. imaginative     D. imagery
80. A. that          B. this             C. those           D. these
81. A. when          B. how              C. what            D. where
82. A. common        B. ordinary         C. standard        D. average
83. A. Further       B. However          C. Moreover        D. Whereas
84. A. before        B. ago              C. later           D. lately
85. A. share         B. enjoy            C. divide          D. consent
86. A. person        B. people           C. character       D. man
87. A. would         B. will             C. could           D. can
88. A. questioned B. interviewed         C. inquired        D. interrogate
89. A. in            B. up               C. on              D. off
90. A. admiration B. initiative          C. necessity       D. obligation
91. A. cause         B. enable           C. make            D. get
92. A. someone       B. anyone           C. everyone        D. anybody
93. A. elderly       B. dependent        C. dependable      D. independent
94. A. similarly     B. differently      C. mutually        D. certainly
95. A. involved      B. excluded         C. included        D. considered

Part V. Error correction
Directions: The passage contains TEN errors. Each indicated line contains a maximum
of ONE error. In each case, only ONE word is involved. You should proofread the
passage ad correct it .


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     When you start talking about good and bad manners you immediately
start meeting difficulties. Many people just cannot agree what they mean.
We asked a lady, who replied that she thought you could tell a well-mannered
person on the way they occupied the space around them—for example,                  96.____
when such a person walks down a street he or she is constantly unaware of           97.____
others. Such people never bump into other people.
     However, a second person thought that this was more a question of
civilized behavior as good manners. Instead, this other person told us a story,      98.___
it he said was quite well-known, about an American who had been invited to          99.____
an Arab meal at one of the countries of the Middle East. The American had           100._____
not been told very much about the kind of food he might expect. Because he          101.____
had known about American food, he might have behaved better.
     Immediately before him was a very flat piece of bread that looked like,        102._____
to him, very much like a napkin. Picked it up, he put it into his collar, so that   103.___
it fell across his shirt. His Arab host, who had been watching, said of nothing      104.____
but immediate copied the action of his guest.                                        105. _____
     And that, said this second person, was a fine example of good manners.

Part VI. Translation
Section A
Directions: Translate the following expressions into English
106. 文化水平低                              107. 在青少年教育工作中起着至关重要的作用
108. 取得预赛第一名                            109. 一片朦朦胧胧的烛光和影影绰绰的面孔
110. 宾客鱼贯而过                             111. 持械抢劫的受害者
112. 提倡枪支控制                             113. 对于犯罪数据一无所知
114. 全力以赴开始创作                           115. 开阔视野
Section B
Directions: Translate the following sentences into English or Chinese
116. 窗外的喧闹声使我不能专心读书。
117. 即使她不想去上学,他该是说服她应该去。
118. 无论有什么困难,我们都决心按时完成布置给我们的任务。
119. Well-mannered children have usually been properly brought up by their parents.
120. Sometimes children do dangerous thing out of ignorance.




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